France will impose a 10-day quarantine in the coming days for travelers coming from India. As India is facing the second variant, France has taken this step as a precaution.
To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 variant this step is taken by France. The new variant is hammering in Indian Hospitals, says Gabriel Attal on Wednesday.
The move arises in France a few days after Paris declared a ban on all flights from Brazil. The flights were banned to stave off the P1 coronavirus variant. Passengers from Argentina, Chile, and South Africa will be required to quarantine.
“For certain countries where the health situation is very serious and worrisome in particular, we will again tighten the screws,” Attal spoke after a cabinet meeting on the pandemic response.
“India will be added to this list,” he said, with details of the travel restrictions to be revealed in the next days.
The second wave of infections has trapped India. Due to lax government rules and a new “double mutant” virus variant, India has almost 3.5 million new cases this month alone.
Britain has also included India in its “red list” of strict travel restrictions. Hong Kong and New Zealand have banned Indian flights completely. Whereas, The United States recommends no traveling to the country, even for those fully vaccinated.